Journal Published Online: 01 September 2000
Volume 23, Issue 3

A Method for Testing Tensile Strength in Unsaturated Soils



This paper presents a new method for testing tensile strength in unsaturated soils. A rigid tensile mold has been designed and simple testing procedures developed. A series of tension tests has been carried out on densely compacted unsaturated soil specimens to evaluate the method. The material tested in this study was a highly plastic 50:50 (by dry weight) mixture of sand and Na-rich bentonite. Cylindrical specimens were the same size and shape as those used for triaxial tests.

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Tang, GX
Golder Associates Ltd., Calgary, Canada
Graham, J
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
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Stock #: GTJ11059J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11059J